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Alva Noto and Byetone collaborate as Diamond Version

Raster Noton co-founders Alva Noto (Carsten Nicolai) and Byetone (Olaf Bender) have started a new collaborative project called Diamond Version, and will be releasing an EP on Mute. The two track EP, titled Technology At The Speed Of Life/Empowering Change will be released on 23 July on 12" and digitally. There are plans for a series of five 12" EPs, and an album next year. The pair will also be touring an audio visual show – Diamond Version TV – with the project, starting at this weekend's Sónar festival in Barcelona.

Nicolai says: "We both are obsessed with company logos. We collected these slogans and started reading them, without knowing the companies. In this amount and concentration they become absurd."

Diamond Version TV will be performing on 16 June at Sónar Barcelona. Watch the 'mission statement' and listen to a track below or at the Diamond Version site here.